Parking Services


Parking Services

The Parking Services Division provides for the management of public parking within the City of Santa Cruz, including Parking Enforcement of metered and timed parking spaces and in Downtown Parking Lot Facilities,
Off-Street Parking at the Municipal Wharf, Locust and Soquel/Front Garages. 
Parking Maintenance is responsible for all parking meter, gate access equipment, meter equipment and lot maintenance, and meter collection in the City.

Parking Services also operates the Parking Office, which administers the payment and collection of parking violations, parking permits and fees and managment of Residential Permit Parking Programs.

The Visitor Parking Brochure is a valuable resource with details on all of the parking options available for cars and bicycles. Use it to find free and paid parking spaces, short- and long-term. Learn how to pay using your smartphone or our ParkCards at city meters or pay-by-space locations.

Wharf Parking Rates
Wharf Parking Rates including Summer, Winter, Holiday and Locals' Rates [PDF]

Parking Smartphone Application Free app to find parking lots and rates
PARKER -- A new smartphone application is available for iPhones and Androids. PARKER is free and once you have it, you can locate our City of Santa Cruz parking lots and see the rates for each lot.
Try it:

 Downtown Parking Tips

  • Electrical Vehicle Parking in Downtown
  • Neighborhood Parking Policy [PDF]
  • Central Business District and Downtown Residential Park Map [PDF]
  • Residential Parking Permit Programs
  • Parking Fine Schedule [PDF]

    For more information please contact:

    Marlin Granlund
    Parking Programs Manager


    Heather Sawyer
    Superintendent of Parking Services



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